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Vanderlande Sells First ADAPTO System In The Netherlands

Published on Jan 14 2016 11:11 AM in Supply Chain tagged: Trending Posts / Vanderlande / The Netherlands / Van der Helm – Hudig

Vanderlande Sells First ADAPTO System In The Netherlands

Vanderlande has sold its seventh ADAPTO warehouse system, and the first one in The Netherlands, to Van der Helm – Hudig, a third-party logistics provider with several depots in The Netherlands and Brazil.

From its distribution centre in Moerdijk (located between the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp), Van der Helm – Hudig delivers apparel and footwear to the European market.

To facilitate future growth, the company was looking for an innovative system capable of efficiently picking, sequencing and packing a wide variety of products in B2B and B2C scenarios. Vanderlande’s ADAPTO was the preferred option to meet this change in demand.

ADAPTO is a highly flexible storage, retrieval and transportation system. It provides unrivalled scalability and availability, and will enable Van der Helm – Hudig to maximise its customer service levels. It makes optimal use of available space in warehouses and allows easy access to products at all times.

“We are convinced of the strength and flexibility of the ADAPTO system,” says Van der Helm – Hudig’s CEO, Richard van der Helm. “Having such state-of-the-art technology in-house will be an invaluable sales tool, as we look to extend our business to other fashion suppliers.”


The ADAPTO system is scheduled for handover at the Moerdijk site in December 2016, and will consist of 21 shuttles, six lifts and more than 20,000 storage locations. In addition, Vanderlande’s warehouse control system (WCS) software has been selected to ensure product totes arrive in the correct sequence at the pick station.

“Organisations are increasingly adopting our ADAPTO concept across many segments," adds Tjarko Bouman, Vanderlande's MD. "We are proud that a customer such as Van der Helm values our solutions and partnership. This will help them to improve their customer service and remain ahead of the competition.”

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